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wdphillips
11-18-2011, 09:26
I just received an e-mail flyer from Brownells where they advertised some AR magazines at a great price, $9.99 for each 30 rnd mag. I was reading the reviews which for the most part were great. Then one guy said the best magazine is an HK416! Not knowing that much about magazines (mine are all Colt) I looked it up. I am still not much smarter. Which prompted the question.

What are good magazines for the AR?

B.Reid
11-18-2011, 09:52
This should be fun, Try Magpul but the GI mags work well too.

Clint-M
11-18-2011, 10:00
I've never had trouble with any magazines I got new. A couple old steel mags I picked up in a trade wouldn't feed reliably but nothing else has ever gone wrong with Pmags or GI Mags. Haven't tried Troys new magazines but they seem to be getting good reviews also.

CM

bchand01
11-18-2011, 10:02
Magpul or usgi mags with Magpul followers are your best bet. There is talk of Gabe Suarez producing a new magazine that will blow them all away. Who knows when it will be released.

Gunnut 45/454
11-18-2011, 10:17
The best mags are the ones that work- I'm particial to GI mags as I've never had problems with any I have. Keep them clean, inspect them and fix any problems that arrise and they will work when you need them too. If you feel the need to spend all that money for HK mags go for it!:whistling:

mvician
11-18-2011, 10:50
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f240/mvician/P1150522.jpg




Take your choice :supergrin:


Actual USGI mags not just any old aluminum mags. PMags, Lancer, TangoDown, Troy. HK mags a very nice but expensive.

Reswob
11-18-2011, 10:57
I think the question is who actually makes Brownell's mags? If it's a USGI contract mfg (D&H/Labelle, OKay/Colt, Center Ind./Parsons) they should be fine.

TedG
11-18-2011, 10:57
I like the metal GI-spec mags from BCM with the anti-tilt followers. I believe these are made by the company that used to be LaBelle (D&H).

WoodenPlank
11-18-2011, 12:11
PMAGs, HK mags, and GI mags with the newer Magpul followers are all good choices. Heard good things about Lancers. Haven't had a chance to try the Troy mags, though.

jrs93accord
11-18-2011, 13:39
I use PMAGs, USGI (w/ anti-tilt followers), TangoDown ARCs, and Lancers. I have had zero issues with all of these. I still want to give the TAPCOs a try sometime.

boomhower
11-18-2011, 13:42
I prefer magpul but am itching to try some D&H mags, the dsg deal is pretty darn good. i believe BCM's are D&H as well.

K. Foster
11-18-2011, 14:46
Magpul or usgi mags with Magpul followers are your best bet.

This.

samuse
11-18-2011, 15:16
I don't have any Magpul plastic anywhere on any of my guns but I do believe in Pmags.

If I use G.I. mags, I buy NHMTG with Magpul followers, I have about twenty of 'em and they all look nice, drop free and function properly.

I just got six of the Brownells mags with the tan followers. They are made by Center Industries and they are crap. I don't know if they feed or not but 4 of the six won't drop free... As in damn near stuck in the magwell and doesn't even budge when I hit the mag release. This is in four Colt and one Noveske lowers.

faawrenchbndr
11-18-2011, 15:35
I perfer PMags.......

wdphillips
11-18-2011, 18:24
If I use G.I. mags, I buy NHMTG with Magpul followers, I have about twenty of 'em and they all look nice, drop free and function properly.



Where do you get these from?

Kalmah
11-18-2011, 19:01
Where do you get these from?
Don't know where samuse gets them, but they're not hard to find.

http://www.44mag.com/product/nhmtg_magazine_magpul_follower/nhmtg

MStarmer
11-18-2011, 19:24
I just got a couple of 10 packs of the DSG ones and they are very sweet. I think they are the D&H with the magpul followers, usually 10 for $85! Fit good and drop free easily. You can get them in convenient 100 packs too!

http://dsgarms.com/Category/21_1/Magazines_and_Components.aspx

I also have a few of the Lancer's but they seem awfully hard to lock in fully loaded but I'll have to see after they sit loaded for a bit. I think good quality GI mags, Magpuls and Lancer's are all pretty top tier as far as mags go. Bang for the buck though has to go to the DSG black ones! I'd love to have a box of 100.

samuse
11-18-2011, 20:49
Don't know where samuse gets them, but they're not hard to find.

http://www.44mag.com/product/nhmtg_magazine_magpul_follower/nhmtg



Yep!

That's where I get 'em. Never had a problem with 44mag.com either.

Cole125
11-18-2011, 22:19
I use D&H, never had a problem. Cheap, and they work.

sigman69
11-18-2011, 23:17
I have had good luck with USGI mags and most recently MagPul Pmags work like a champ.

Disregarded9-side
11-19-2011, 01:15
IMHO:

The PMag really is a better mousetrap.

Their polymer is much more durable than classic designs. It's easier to disassemble/reassemble. They have the best followers, springs are basically self lubricating. They're inexpensive, they could sell them for at least 20% and sleep well at night. The dust covers are a nice added bonus, as is the window if you spring for it. You can get different colors for different roles; parts are interchangeable.
I really like the 20-rounders. I think it's an obvious choice at this point in the game...they can be found on sale too.

craig19
11-19-2011, 06:03
I prefer pmags. I have 1 1st gen and bunch of second gens, some with windows, some without, all have been 100%.

faawrenchbndr
11-19-2011, 06:08
The best mags I have ever used were Colt straight 20 round mags.
Completely 100% reliable,.......WITH old school metal followers!

txgunguy
11-19-2011, 07:00
I'm going to have to vote pmags as well. They are very durable and affordable. I've also had great luck with c products aluminum mags before they went out of business.

conch27
11-19-2011, 07:02
I prefer the P mags but have yet to have an issue with any of my mags.

IGotIt
11-19-2011, 07:17
I'm going to have to vote pmags as well. They are very durable and affordable. I've also had great luck with c products aluminum mags before they went out of business.

C Products just opened a new production factory somewhere near Bradenton/Sarasota Florida. They are hiring to start production after the first of the year. When I heard about this, I believe their intentions are to resume production of their entire line of products.


I use primarily Pmags, but I also have CProducts, and USGI. All work fine for me.

txgunguy
11-19-2011, 09:21
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C Products just opened a new production factory somewhere near Bradenton/Sarasota Florida. They are hiring to start production after the first of the year. When I heard about this, I believe their intentions are to resume production of their entire line of products.


I use primarily Pmags, but I also have CProducts, and USGI. All work fine for me.

Sweet. Their mags worked great.

Glockdude1
11-19-2011, 09:26
I perfer PMags.......


:agree:

I perfer them too....... :supergrin:

Top_Shot_31
11-19-2011, 10:14
The best mags are the cheapest ones that feed every round. Brownells has pretty well-reviewed mags that are Brownells brand.

The also have a pretty good deal going right now.

420 rounds of 5.56 in a .30 cal ammo can plus...

Six 30-round Brownells magazines for $204.99
Ten 30-round Brownells magazines for $239.99

Someone I know uses Brownells mags and PMags and says besides the higher build quality/durability, they're both gonna do what you need them to do.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=44759/Product/5-56MM-AMMO-MAGS-AND-LOADER

Glockdude1
11-19-2011, 10:26
The best mags are the cheapest ones that feed every round. Brownells has pretty well-reviewed mags that are Brownells brand.

The also have a pretty good deal going right now.

420 rounds of 5.56 in a .30 cal ammo can plus...

Six 30-round Brownells magazines for $204.99
Ten 30-round Brownells magazines for $239.99

Someone I know uses Brownells mags and PMags and says besides the higher build quality/durability, they're both gonna do what you need them to do.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=44759/Product/5-56MM-AMMO-MAGS-AND-LOADER

That is a good deal. Mags and ammo?

:thumbsup:

Top_Shot_31
11-19-2011, 10:42
That is a good deal. Mags and ammo?

:thumbsup:


Plus, it isn't Brown Bear or Tula ammo they're selling. Lake City Federal, and a brand new ammo can? Smokin' deal!

QNman
11-19-2011, 13:35
C-products stainless line rocks. They're incredibly stiff and durable. Get with magpul followers.

Can't go wrong with p-mags either.

ronin.45
11-19-2011, 13:41
I perfer PMags.......

Me too.

jobob
11-20-2011, 19:32
I use both Pmags and Brownell's (with Magpul followers). Both are excellent with the slight nod going to the Pmags.